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Papers Presented at EFORT Meeting Provide Positive Support for ReCerf™ Development

The 19th EFORT Congress takes place this week in Barcelona 30 May to 01 June 2018 and is billed as the largest platform for European Orthopaedic professionals to exchange knowledge and experience within Europe and with overseas colleagues.

The main theme of the congress is ‘Innovation and New Technologies’, which will showcase, amongst others, advanced implant technologies.

We are delighted to share that two papers will be presented at the meeting; these describe work recently carried out by The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle that add to the excitement around the new ReCerf™ Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty. Both papers concern aspects of using ceramic monoblock components, femoral heads and acetabular cups, with no metal components and will be presented by Mr Adam Farrier. These studies have highlighted some highly appealing characteristics of the ReCerf™ device:

  • Distortion of a thin, monoblock acetabular cup when impacted press fit into the acetabulum may be a concern for the high tolerances required to deliver longevity of the articulation. However the work presented will show that the deformations for existing ADEPT® acetabular cups are extremely small and well within the performance allowances. Further, it has been found that ceramic monoblock thin cups that will be used for ReCerf™ are even less affected by the press-fit forces.
  • Distortion of spherical femoral resurfacing heads after implantation is also extremely small and within performance allowances. The work presented will show that any such deformation is even smaller with ceramic monoblock components: ceramic femoral heads are more dimensionally stable than metal counterparts.
  • Ceramic hip resurfacing heads allow higher heat dissipation during the cementing process, producing a smaller bone temperature rise than metal heads, which indicates a lower risk for thermal damage or thermal bone necrosis for ceramic resurfacing.

We look forward to hearing positive feedback from the MatOrtho® representatives in attendance and hope the event drives further excitement for our new hip resurfacing solution.


  1. John Darcey says:

    I’m in Australia and I am in need of a hip replacement. I’ve been following ceramic resurfacing for the last 12 months. Is there anyone in Australia you would recommend who can complete a procedure. Even if under a trial?

    • MatOrtho says:

      Dear Mr Darcey

      Thank you for your email and interest in our ceramic hip product, our team in Australia will be in touch with you in due course.

      Best wishes


  2. James says:

    Dear Matortho Team,

    I am also interested in taking part in a ceramic hip resurfacing trial. Can you please contact me with information on where such trials are taking place?

    • MatOrtho says:

      Dear James

      Thank you for your enquiry, a member of our team will be in touch with you in due course.

      Best wishes


  3. David says:

    I am in the UK and would also like to take part in the ceramic hip resurfacing trial. Can you let me know when and where the trial starts in the UK please?

  4. Vincenzo says:

    I am in Italy and would also like to take part in the ceramic hip resurfacing trial. Can you let me know when and where the trial starts in Italy please?

  5. Daniel O'Connor says:

    Hi John Darcey

    I’ve just had a Ceramic Hip Resurfacing on December 3rd by Professor Bill Walter in Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. All going great 7 weeks out


  6. John Darcey says:

    Daniel OConnor! That’s fantastic mate. I’m jealous! My surgery was locked in for Feb 25 but has been pushed out. Waiting for the next round of devices to be made. So probably April. Really good to hear you are tracking well. Would be great to hear more. or find me on LinkedIn pretty easily.

  7. Greg Philander says:

    I’m interested in having this ceramic hip resurfacing done. I’m an active 53 year-old willing to participate in this trial. I’ve been following this innovation since it was first done in the U.K. Last year.

    • MatOrtho says:

      Dear Mr Philander
      Thank you for your message, a member of the team will respond to you in due course.
      Best wishes

  8. John Darcey says:

    Coming up to 3 weeks with my ReCerf. What a brilliant life changing experience. Generally speaking, it seems lot’s of people seem to rush the first month of recovery. Crazy! Osteoblasting takes time 🙂

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